Sexual plant propagation encompasses topics and concepts such as pollination, seed production, and planting. Sexual plant propagation produces plants that are genetically different from the two parent plants. In the area of pollination, discuss different types of pollinators, such as wind, water, insects, animals, and people. A discussion of seeds could cover differences between monocot and dicot seeds, seed dispersal methods, methods of breaking dormancy, the planting and germination differences between various types of seeds, and seedling emergence and care.
- Start raising bees as an insect pollinator.
- Talk with or visit a greenhouse producer, vegetable, or crop farmer.
- Sexual and asexual plant propagation methods and information (UMaine Extension)
- Petunia cross pollination lab
- Greenhouse automated seeder video
Lecture Discussion, Paired or Small Group Discussion, Demonstration, Field Trip, Resource People, Experiment, Supervised Study